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Where does Strep A bacteria live?

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Strep A bacteria normally live in your nose and mouth, and on your skin. Many people carry these microbes but don't get sick.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Sore Throat Causes & Risk Factors."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Weakened Immune Systems."

CDC: "Is It Strep Throat?"

Center for Young Women's Health: "Strep Throat."

National Health Service: "Streptococcal Infections."

NY State Department of Health: "Streptococcal Infections."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Strep Throat Exposure."

WakeMed: "Strep Throat."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Sore Throat Causes & Risk Factors."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Weakened Immune Systems."

CDC: "Is It Strep Throat?"

Center for Young Women's Health: "Strep Throat."

National Health Service: "Streptococcal Infections."

NY State Department of Health: "Streptococcal Infections."

Seattle Children's Hospital: "Strep Throat Exposure."

WakeMed: "Strep Throat."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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